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What are Jewels?
     This term is applied to ornaments made of the precious metals and used to adorn the person. We find them among the presents which the servants of Abraham made to Rebekah and her family when they sought her in marriage for Isaac. Gen 24:22. It is probable that much skill was attained at a very early period in the manufacture of metal ornaments, such as chains, bracelets, ear-rings, etc. Num 31:50; Eze 26:12; Hos 2:13. The word is figuratively used to denote anything peculiarly precious; as, the chosen people of God, Mal 3:17, or wisdom, Prov 20:15.

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Schaff, Philip, Dr. "Biblical Definition for 'jewels' in Schaffs Bible Dictionary". - Schaff's

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